An Early Season Performer - what is it?

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Weekend Gardener, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    This picture was taken today, 28 Jan. It's surprising that this should start to flower just as the snowbells and hellebores are starting to show up. But what is it?

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'll let someone else take a stab - I saw it the other day here at UBC BG.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Petasites albus
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    P. japonicus, unless P. albus is a replacement name.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    This is Petasites japonicus. (So says the label.) This infloresecence is in it's early stages of opening.
     

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